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    • March 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT
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      Again thank you all for the comments.

      As to the questions:

           Greg = were the top windows curved at the ends? Were they hard to do?

                           Upper windows were rolled around the handle of an exacto knife(the straight aluminum tube style one) and clamped when a half circle was reached. Then left to sit for a few day so they would hold the curve. Hard part is making sure the curve is clamped at the very end of the window or you will leave a flat area that may not work. No heat just time.

           Ken = Where's the friggin table cloths?

                           It's a lunch counter not a dining room. Think Lyndon Diner buddy

    • March 22, 2020 1:38 PM EDT
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      Wow, Dave.............  That is awesome.   Very, very nicely done....   Very nicely done.. 

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    • March 22, 2020 2:06 PM EDT
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      Very inspiring David,

       

      I want to add a dome to an observation car eventually, but am terrified of the thought of cutting into an aluminum car. You and Rooster have shown that it's possible to get nice results working with aluminum. I'm not ready yet, but I'll continue to watch and learn.

       

      Shane

    • March 22, 2020 2:15 PM EDT
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      Gorgeous work Hollywood!! Love those curved windows.

      Amazing interior too, wow. 

       

    • March 22, 2020 7:01 PM EDT
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      Thanks again on the comments gents

    • March 22, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

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      You forgot the sunk in end of the sofa.....wait, never mind..... this is a model you made (kitbash) not your living room....

       

      Nice work ole man even if the carpet is all wrong for the era!

    • March 22, 2020 7:57 PM EDT
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      LMAO

    • March 22, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

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      It's all good and great work!

    • March 22, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

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      Shane Stewart said:

      Very inspiring David,

       

      I want to add a dome to an observation car eventually, but am terrified of the thought of cutting into an aluminum car.

       

       

       

       

      Come on Shane it's all the rage these days......What Would Grover Do

       

      WWGD ........there could be a monster at the end of this book!

    • March 23, 2020 6:10 AM EDT
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      Shane Stewart said:

      Very inspiring David,

       

      I want to add a dome to an observation car eventually, but am terrified of the thought of cutting into an aluminum car. You and Rooster have shown that it's possible to get nice results working with aluminum. I'm not ready yet, but I'll continue to watch and learn.

       

      Shane

       

      Shane.

        After seeing the caliber of your abilities I have no doubt you'll produce a car anyone would be proud to own. Just remember the fluting will catch a small drill bit so 'Slow' is the key.

    • March 23, 2020 1:12 PM EDT
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      Not too shabby Hollywood ...

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    • March 23, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:
      Shane Stewart said:

      Very inspiring David,

       

      I want to add a dome to an observation car eventually, but am terrified of the thought of cutting into an aluminum car. You and Rooster have shown that it's possible to get nice results working with aluminum. I'm not ready yet, but I'll continue to watch and learn.

       

      Shane

       

      Shane.

        After seeing the caliber of your abilities I have no doubt you'll produce a car anyone would be proud to own.

       

       

      Amen .....now it's time to grow some balls and dig in Shane !

    • March 24, 2020 9:09 AM EDT
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      That is a very cool car. I love all the interior detail

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    • March 24, 2020 10:37 AM EDT
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      Excellent work, as always.  Not sure who your interior decorator is, but that couch on a moving train would give me motion sickness :D  I love all the little details.

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